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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, June 21, 2016 - EY today announced that the Co-founder, President and CEO Stuart McClure of Cylance Inc., the first cybersecurity company to successfully apply artificial intelligence algorithms to predictively identify and stop malware and advanced threats, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Technology category in Orange County. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award program, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. McClure was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event held at the Monarch Beach Resort on June 17, 2016.
“It is truly an honor to be named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology,” McClure said. “I look forward to representing the technological ingenuity of our Cylance team and the spirit of Orange County innovation in Palm Springs this November. In the meantime, all of us at Cylance are committed to continuing our mission of protecting every computer under the sun.”
Cylance has produced the world’s most advanced malware detection and attack prevention technology, CylancePROTECT®, which is protecting hundreds of global organizations and millions of computers today from data breaches, downtime, distraction and brand tarnishing. The product is uniquely able to identify and prevent zero-days and other forms of advanced and targeted attacks currently impacting businesses and government agencies worldwide, thereby eliminating the need for individual security teams to analyze and develop expertise in defending against each new cyberattack. CylancePROTECT is actively protecting countless potential attack victims, all without the need for cloud-supported conviction or regular updates.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks. Entrepreneur of the Year Orange County past winners include leaders from companies such as Yogurtland, Yard House Restaurants, Vizio,Inc., Edwards Lifesciences, Ambry Genetics, Mobilitie, LLC and Blizzard Entertainment,Inc.
As an Orange County award winner, McClure is now eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Orange County is sponsored locally by Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth, Hollencrest Capital Management, Lockton Companies, Smart Business, Tangram, HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications, and Woodruff Sawyer & Company.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT® quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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